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French employer's body MEDEF union leader Pierre Gattaz (C), File August 2014.
16/09/2014 - France

French main employers association calls for cut in number of holidays

Cutting the number of public holidays, increasing the length of the working week, dropping the minimum wage, these are among the ideas the French employers federation, Medef, raised on Monday in ...
Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Defence Minister
16/09/2014 - France - Libya

UN must deal with 'terrorist threat' in Libya, French defence minister

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday that the "terrorist threat" in Libya must be addressed at the upcoming UN General Assembly meeting, alongside the dangers of ...
Manuel Valls
16/09/2014 - France

French PM hopes to clinch confidence vote despite Socialist MPs revolt

A vote of confidence in the French government this afternoon, called by Prime Minister Manuel Valls, will reveal the extent of a split among the ruling Socialists in parliament.

Passengers wait behind check-in counters lines, Marseille-Provence airport, 16 September 2014.
16/09/2014 - France

60% flights affected on second day of Air France pilots' strike

The Air France-KLM pilots' strike entered its second day on Tuesday, with 60% of flights likely to be affected as the leader of the French Socialist Party called for an end to the strike.

16/09/2014 - France

France's iconic left wing newspaper Libération to cut a third of jobs

French daily Libération on Monday announced plans to cut one third of its workforce to save the newspaper founded by philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre in 1973.


French press review 16 September 2014

It's hard to get a grip on this morning's French dailies...
16/09/2014 - France

French telecom Orange makes 3.4 million euro bid for Spanish operator Jazztel

French telecom Orange made a 3.4 billion euro bid on Monday to acquire Spanish fixed-line operator Jazztel.